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Minor League baseball scores a hit with Space Coast fans

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Minor League baseball is in full swing and the Space Coast Stadium is enjoying a full house on game days. The Brevard County Manatees, an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, began their 2014 season May 1 and their final game will be August 31.

Schedule

The team has a busy schedule with the following home games scheduled for the remainder of the 2014 season:

  • May - 24 (2 games), 25,27 and 28
  • June - 4,5,6,7,8,9,16,17,18,19,24,25 and 26
  • July - 2,4,5,6,7,11,12,13,14,18,19,24,25,26,27,28,29,30 and 31
  • August - 9,10,11,14,18,19,26,27,28,29,30 and 31

Opponents

Most baseball fans know that the Manatees are an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The teams they play include:

  • Tampa (NY) Yankees
  • St Lucie (NY) Mets
  • Bradenton ( Pittsburgh Pirates) Marauders
  • Dunedin (Toronto) Blue Jays
  • Lakeland ( Detroit) Flying Tigers
  • Daytona (Chicago) Cubs
  • Clearwater (Philadelphia Phillies ) Threshers
  • Charlotte ( Tampa Rays) Stone Crabs
  • Palm Beach ( St Louis) Cardinals
  • Jupiter (Miami Marlins) Hammerheads

Promotions:

One reason why Space Coast residents love Manatee games is because there are always interesting and fun promotions. Some are weekly events, whenever a home game is scheduled on a particular day. Those include:

  • Sundays: Kids Eat Free - All kids ages 3-13 receive free food voucher good for a hot dogs, bag of chips and a 16 ounce soft drink.
  • Mondays: Manatee Insanity - Upgrade an entrance ticket for just $7, to enjoy all-you-can-eat hot dogs, nachos and ice cream on the berm from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: Silver Tees Night - All Silver 'Tees members who show their membership card at the box office will receive a free reserved section ticket. On Tuesdays, Silver 'Tees members also enjoy free refreshments in Suite 322. And all hot dogs are just $2.
  • Wednesdays: DealChicken Wednesday - Available exclusively through DealChicken.com, are special ticket offers for Wednesday games. All fans can also enjoy $3 grilled chicken sandwiches all night long.
  • Thursdays: Thirsty Thursday - From when gates open until the end of the fifth inning, select 16 ounce Miller draft beers and 16 ounce Coca-Cola fountain drinks are just $2.
  • Fridays: Mini-Tees Night - All Mini-Tees members who show their membership card at the box office will receive a free reserved section ticket. Also, all Mini-Tees members will have the opportunity to run the bases after the game.

Special events that are scheduled:

  • City of Melbourne Night
  • Girl Scout Night
  • Metro PCS Night
  • Rockwell Collins Night
  • Harris Night
  • Post-Game Fireworks
  • Half Price Group Night
  • Star Wars Night
  • Tropical Smoothie Night
  • Boy Scout Night
  • City of Palm Bay Night
  • City of Rockledge Night
  • Catholic Diocese Night
  • Faith Night
  • Via Tuscany Night

Minor League baseball games are an enjoyable way to spend a summer evening and a perfect family activity. Tickets may be purchased online or at the gate.

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